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Episode of care (procedure)—contracted procedure flag, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termContract procedure flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270473
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termDesignation that a procedure was not performed in this hospital but was performed by another hospital as a contracted service, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Episode of care (procedure)—contracted procedure flag

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Contracted admitted procedure
2Contracted non-admitted procedure

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Procedures performed at another hospital under contract (Hospital B) are recorded by both hospitals, but flagged by the contracting hospital only (Hospital A). This flag is to be used by the contracting hospital to indicate a procedure performed by a contracted hospital. It also indicates whether the procedure was performed as an admitted or non-admitted service.

Allocation of procedure codes should not be affected by the contract status of an episode: the Australian Coding Standards should be applied when coding all episodes. In particular, procedures which would not otherwise be coded should not be coded solely because they were performed at another hospital under contract.

Procedures performed by a health care service (i.e. not a recognised hospital) should be coded if appropriate. Some jurisdictions may require these to be separately identified and they could be distinguished from contracted hospital procedures through the use of an additional code in the contract procedure flag data item.

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Supersedes Contract procedure flag, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.3 KB)

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